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The 1999 Australian Grand Prix was the first round of the 1999 Formula One Season. It was held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, Melbourne on the weekend of 57 March 1999. The race was won by Ferrari driver, Eddie Irvine – the Northern-Irishman's first win. Irvine was followed home by Heinz-Harald Frentzen, only a second behind. Ralf Schumacher, in his first race for Williams, completed the podium. Spanish débutant, Pedro de la Rosa, finished an impressive sixth on his first F1 drive.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H V10 3.0 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H V10 3.0 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 V10 3.0 B
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 V10 3.0 B
5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 V10 3.0 B
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 V10 3.0 B
7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD V10 3.0 B
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD V10 3.0 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 V10 3.0 B
10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 V10 3.0 B
11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A V10 3.0 B
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A V10 3.0 B
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 V10 3.0 B
15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 V10 3.0 B
16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 V10 3.0 B
17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 V10 3.0 B
18 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 V10 3.0 B
19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 V10 3.0 B
20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R V10 3.0 B
21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R V10 3.0 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 V10 3.0 B
23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 V10 3.0 B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 57 1:35:01.659 6 10
2 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 57 + 1.027 5 6
3 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 57 + 7.012 8 4
4 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 57 + 33.418 7 3
5 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 57 + 54.698 4 2
6 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 57 + 1:24.317 18 1
7 15 Japan Tora Takagi Arrows 57 + 1.26.288 17
8 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 + 1 Lap 3
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 48 Gearbox 19
Ret 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 42 Gearbox 21
Ret 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 28 Suspension 10
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 27 Transmission 14
Ret 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 25 Collision 22
Ret 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 25 Collision 12
Ret 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 23 Wheel 20
Ret 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 21 Throttle 1
Ret 5 Italy Alex Zanardi Williams-Supertec 19 Spun off 15
Ret 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 15 Hydraulics 2
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 14 Wing failure 11
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 9
Ret 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 0 Gearbox 16
DNS 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 0 Fire before start/non-restarter 13

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 10
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher 4
4 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 3
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2
6 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1
7 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 0
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 0
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 10
2 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 6
3 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 4
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 3
5 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford 2
6 United Kingdom Arrows 1

NotesEdit

  1. shortened from the scheduled 58 laps
V T E 1999 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • Williams • Jordan • Benetton • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Prost • Minardi • BAR
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife • Supertec
Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 3 Salo • 4 Irvine • 5 Zanardi • 6 R. Schumacher • 7 Hill • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Wurz • 11 Alesi • 12 Diniz • 14 De la Rosa • 15 Takagi • 16 Barrichello • 17 Herbert • 18 Panis • 19 Trulli • 20 Badoer • 20 Sarrazin • 21 Gené • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta • 23 Salo
Other Drivers Heidfeld • Nakano • Verstappen
Cars Ferrari F399 • McLaren MP4/14 • Jordan 199 • Stewart SF3 • Williams FW21 • Benetton B199 • Prost AP02 • Sauber C18 • Arrows A20 • Minardi M01 • BAR 01
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Spain • Canada • France • Britain • Austria • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Europe • Malaysia • Japan
See also 1998 Formula One Season • 2000 Formula One Season • Category
Australia Australian Grand Prix
Circuits Adelaide Street Circuit (1985–1995) • Albert Park Circuit (1996–present)
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